Putin’s barbarous invasion of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula has been characterized by Obama’s Secretary of Appeasement John Kerry as a 19th Century act in a 21st Century world.
Mr. Kerry apparently is oblivious to the fact that the behavior of thuggish dictators is immutable. It doesn’t change with the passage of time, reset fantasies notwithstanding.
Messrs. Obama and Kerry, are deploying oratorical and diplomatic bumbershoots, emulating Neville Chamberlain as Mr. Putin continues in Crimea to replicate what he recently did in Georgia and what Hitler’s Nazi Germany did in the 1930s in Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland. Both despots claimed to be acting to protect their people in the territories they invaded. Their hapless American appeasers and enablers would be well advised to heed the adage that it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.